Limbaugh: Romney's Global Warming Views Mirror 'Current Regime'

Grant M. Dahl
By Grant M. Dahl | October 13, 2011 | 1:12 PM EDT

Talk show host Rush Limbaugh observed on his show yesterday that Mitt Romney’s views global warming mirror those of “the current regime,” so a Romney presidency could have a “huge” negative impact on the economy.

“Here’s what Romney said back in June” said Limbaugh quoting Romney directly, “‘I don’t speak for the scientific community of course, but I believe the world is getting warmer. I can’t prove it, but I believe based on what I’ve read that the world is getting warmer. Number two I believe that humans contribute to that, I don’t know how much our contribution is to that, because I know that there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past but I believe we contribute to it.’”

Limbaugh was quick to also point out that Romney’s statement made him cringe when he heard it. “I remember having a cow that day when he said it; and I cringed.”

Later in the broadcast Limbaugh then pointed out that Romney’s position is no different from the position the “current regime” is taking on the issue of global warming:

“If belief in global warming, man-made global warming, will have a huge impact on our economy if it is fully implemented, if we have policies based on the prospect or the concept that human beings, that your car, your lawn mower, your barbecue pit, are causing global warming, there’s no difference then the current regime. That’s what they believe.”